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Ferguson officer Darren Wilson: ‘I know I did my job right’

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Wilson said he wouldn't do anything differently.

Wilson said he couldn’t have done anything differently.

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP/PIX11) — Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he couldn’t have done anything differently in his confrontation with Michael Brown to have prevented the 18-year-old’s shooting death.

Wilson made his first public statements Tuesday during an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. He offered details of the Aug. 9 shooting like those contained in his grand jury testimony, released a day earlier after it was decided he wouldn’t be indicted in the death.

Wilson told Stephanopoulos that Brown, who he compared to Hulk Hogan, slammed the door of his police car on him when he asked him to walk on the side of the road.

Wilson says he felt like it was his duty to chase Brown after a confrontation at his police vehicle. When asked about witness accounts that Brown at one point turned toward Wilson and put his hands up, he responded "that would be incorrect."

Brown grabbed the top of his gun, according to Wilson, and said, "You're too much of a p**** to shoot me."

Wilson says he and Brown began grappling over the gun and that he felt that if he didn't get the gun away from Brown, he would be dead.

He told Stephanopoulos he has a clean conscience because "I know I did my job right."

3 comments

    • Bob

      agreed. Sadly in the black community they believe they are allowed to assault and rob store clerks, assault police officers, try and then try take the officers n to kill him But if you try and prevent/stop them you are racist.
      This entitlement attitude that they can do what ever they want and not be held accountable has got to stop. The only way to do this is to cut of ALL Public Assistance. Hold them accountable for their own lives- make them earn a living like everyone other person on this planet.

      Pathetic.

      • peaches

        So I wonder if it were your children. Children of the other color being shot down unarmed would you feel the same way. In case you haven’t noticed there are just as many of you all if not more that do the same things the blacks are doing if not worse. FYI, you all get as much public assistance as those that you are referring to. Not only that, if you are from Louisiana, you are probably among those that feel as though minimum wages shouldn’t be raised nor should every American be given the chance to have affordable health care.

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